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Coastal and marine geology data types and equipment

Box Core


Box corer being prepared for deployment aboard the NOAA ship McArthur


Recovered sediment from a box corer is sub-sampled for analysis


Recent catastrophic events, like the 1994/5 California floods, can be seen as evidence in box core sediments. In this photograph, the flood deposit is the lighter layer on the top.

 

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